Tomáš Šenkyřík (CZ)

CESSE / Papers / Soundmap of Southern Moravian fauna

Tomáš Šenkyřík (CZ) is a musicologist with interest in field recordings. He is interested in acoustic ecology and discovering musical structures in nature. He is fascinated in finding musical qualities in dialogues between natural and unnatural sounds. He likes listening to nature without noise pollution, especially fragile and quiet sounds. From 1999-2008 he worked in the Museum of Romani culture as an ethnomusicologist. He is a member of Skupina, an artist group interested in field-recordings, soundscape, oral & aural history, and acoustic ecology. He is a founder of a soundmap of South Moravia. Link >>

Ethnomusicologist’s projects:
“Gila, Djila, Gilora” collection of old gypsy songs – Museum of Romani Culture CD (2001)
“To jsou těžké vzpomínky” collection of gypsy holocaust songs – MRC CD (2014)

Net label releases:
H2O, compilation – Sonic Field (2015)
Open the window, compilation – Linear Obsessional London (2015)
Earth (listening), compilation – Sonospace label (2016)

Flash disk release:
Hrklávka album – Skupina (2016)

Sound installation:
Lignite clouds for The hole gallery Prague – with Peter Cusack (2015)
Radio and electroacoustic music:
“Dear Kitty” for Czech Radio and Deutschland Radio Kultur (2006)
“Písně královny Abizag” for Czech radio (1997, 2015)

Soundmap of Southern Moravian fauna
The tries to answer through the soundmap how South Moravia sounds. What are the sound messages of the South Moravia fauna in the air? How does the dawn chorus sound from the high places of South Moravia and how does it sound in the lowlands at the confluence of Dyje and Morava river? The diversity of the natural beauty of South Moravia is fascinating. This is due to the geographical location of the region. From the west to the north you can find Czech Vysočina. In the East, the White Carpathians are located with remnants of beech forests and unilateral meadows. In the South, the warmest part of the Czech Republic, are elements of warm, sunny steppes, floodplain forests with significant species of animals and plants.

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(Photo: Milena Uličná)